Student Reception and Credibility of Facebook Posts by Accounts Using Alias and Real Names: A Comparative Study

  • Dan Henly N. Cuizon University of San Jose-Recoletos
  • Dominic Jay Manatad University of San Jose-Recoletos
  • Jay Phobee Carlos University of San Jose-Recoletos
  • Shae Rondina University of San Jose-Recoletos
  • Emerson Bajo Aller, LPT, MAEd University of San Jose-Recoletos
Keywords: Alias, Real accounts, Facebook, Reception, Credibility

Abstract

This study is about the reception and credibility of posts by Facebook users who use aliases and those who use real names. It aimed to gain insight on how college students who are also Facebook users receive and view the difference in terms of  credibility of these accounts. The study is anchored on the following theories: Agenda Setting Theory, Media Dependency Theory, and Computer-Mediated Communication Theory. More so, the study made use of descriptive method wherein the researchers conducted surveys to college students who are very much into social media. Based on the gathered data, the results showed that the respondents find more credible posts by real name accounts rather than those who use aliases. However, on certain occasions, they follow alias accounts, especially, if they find their posts informative, educational, relatable and relevant in day- to-day life.

Author Biographies

Dan Henly N. Cuizon, University of San Jose-Recoletos

Dan Henly N. Cuizon works at the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) as Customer Service Representative. He finished Bachelor of Arts in Communication at the University of San Jose-Recoletos. 

Dominic Jay Manatad, University of San Jose-Recoletos

Dominic Jay Manatad  presented the paper, "Student Reception and Credibility of Facebook Posts by Accounts Using Alias and Real Names" during the 2nd Journalism and Communication Research Congress organized by the Cebu Association of Communication Educators and the Canadian Embassy in the Philippines. One of the conference judges recommended the publication of the research paper he presented.  He left the Philippines for Australia following his acceptance as a seminarian at the Catholic Diocese there. He is currently finishing a bachelor’s degree in Theology at the Corpus Christi Seminary in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to his present studies, he graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of San Jose-Recoletos in the Philippines.

Jay Phobee Carlos, University of San Jose-Recoletos

Jay Phobee Carlos finished Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at the University of San Jose-Recoletos where she was a scholar of the Amparito Llamas Lhuillier Educational Foundation (ALLEF).

Shae Rondina, University of San Jose-Recoletos

Shae Rondina is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at the University of San Jose-Recoletos. She had stints at The Freeman Newspaper and DYRC Radyo Calungsod. 

Emerson Bajo Aller, LPT, MAEd, University of San Jose-Recoletos

Emerson B. Aller is a graduate of Master of Arts in Education major in English from the University of San Jose- Recoletos, class 2012; a graduate of Bachelor in Secondary Education major in English, Magna cum laude from the University of Southern Philippines Foundation, class 2004. He is the first recipient of the Arts and Culture Award in the search for USP’s Finest 2002. Moreover, he is an author of the following books: “Art Appreciation in the 21st century Education”, “English Proficiency 1”, and “The Art of Effective Communication”. Currently, Mr.Aller is a college faculty under the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Languages and Literature and a part time instructor in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Business Management. Most of his courses taught are Speech Improvement and Oral Communication, Effective Communication and Human Relations, Executive Development for Graduate School Students, Theatre Arts, and English major subjects.He passed and completed training on TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL) INTERNATIONAL.And, he is one of the national trainers for the New General Education Core Courses under Arts Appreciation of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Published
2019-08-05